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Hu Shiyun was in charge of Chinese language courses at Kobe Gakuin University's faculty of global communication and formerly headed the section.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Chinese professor at Japan university missing after visiting homeland
Hu Shiyun became unreachable after arriving in China following the end of summer school courses in August last year, and his family hasn't heard from him.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a campaign rally in Rome, Georgia, on March 9.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 15, 2024
Trump launched CIA covert influence operation against China
A team promoted allegations that Communist Party members were hiding ill-gotten money overseas, sources said.
Since the Ukraine war, South Korea has had a special travel advisory urging its citizens not to travel to Russia.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 12, 2024
South Korean held in Russia for spying was missionary, reports say
The incident marks the first time a South Korean has been detained in Russia for alleged espionage, according to Russian news agencies.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a news conference at the Vatican on Saturday
WORLD / Politics
Mar 3, 2024
Germany caught out by leak of secret Ukraine war talks
The leak was a 38-minute audio recording of German army officers apparently discussing potential Ukrainian strikes on Crimea in a Feb. 19 videoconference.
The assembly line at a production facility for Nio, a maker of electric cars, in Hefei, China, on Dec. 4. U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered an investigation into auto software that could track U.S. drivers, part of a broader effort to stop electric vehicle imports from China.
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Mar 2, 2024
The politics and economics behind Biden's China car espionage probe
The U.S. leader's saber-rattling as another opportunity to demonstrate he is tough on China, experts say.
U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, arrested on espionage charges, stands inside a defendants' cage before a hearing to consider an appeal on his extended pre-trial detention, at the Moscow City Court in Moscow on Feb. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 1, 2024
'How much time he's lost': Jailed U.S. reporter's family waits for his return
The parents of Evan Gershkovich are counting on a promise from U.S. President Joe Biden to bring their son home.
The trove of leaked documents show that I-Soon, a private security company competing for Chinese government contracts, had successfully hacked into government offices in India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea, among others.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 22, 2024
Leak shows China firm hacked foreign governments, activists
The leaked data posted anonymously last week on online software repository GitHub "reveals the maturing nature of China's cyber espionage ecosystem."
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's supporters demonstrate against U.S. extradition in front of the British Consulate in Barcelona on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
Assange absent at final hearing against extradition to U.S.
The two-day session is likely the WikiLeaks founder's last chance to fight the extradition in Britain's courts after a half-decade battle.
A Beijing court heard Yang Hengjun's trial in secret in May 2021 and the case against him has never been publicly disclosed. He has denied working as a spy for Australia or the United States.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2024
Beijing court gives Australian writer suspended death sentence
Yang Hengjun had been accused of spying for a country China has not identified and the details of the case against him have not been made public.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Monday
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2024
Classified Japanese diplomatic info leaked after Chinese cyberattacks
Japan has lagged behind other developed countries in the development of its cybersecurity defenses.
The new Japanese Ambassador to China, Kenji Kanasugi, speaks at a news conference in Beijing on Dec. 19 after arriving in the Chinese capital earlier in the day.
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2024
New Japan envoy in China meets with national detained over spying
The move followed a meeting in November between his predecessor and the man, a senior Astellas Pharma employee.
An arm of the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence is tapping companies and colleges to help harness rapidly developing AI technology that could provide an edge against global competitors like China. The challenge is ensuring it doesn’t open a backdoor into the nation’s top secrets or generate fake data.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 27, 2024
U.S. spies want AI as tool against China if tech can be trusted
The challenge is ensuring the rapidly developing tech doesn’t open a backdoor into the nation’s top secrets or generate fake data.
Air traffic at the Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq, was suspended in the early morning on Tuesday amid explosions.
WORLD
Jan 16, 2024
Iran attacks Israel's 'espionage centers' in Iraq, state media says
Revolutionary Guards said they also struck in Syria against the Islamic State group.
Taiwan flags adorn the streets of Taipei on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 8, 2024
China's balloons inflate Taiwan poll fears
Since December, Taipei has said that mysterious balloons were crossing the Taiwan Strait, with their purpose being "gray-zone" harassment that stops short of open warfare.
Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster as seen from the Millennium Wheel in London
WORLD / Politics
Jan 8, 2024
China's top spy agency says it has exposed a British espionage case
The case highlights the ongoing heated exchanges the countries have traded over accusations of perceived spying.
The potential for China to use balloons for spying became a global issue in February when the United States shot down what it said was a Chinese surveillance balloon.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 6, 2024
Taiwan slams Chinese balloons as safety threat
Taiwan is on high alert for Chinese military and political activity ahead of the Jan. 13 presidential and parliamentary elections.
A U.S. Air Force U-2 pilot looks down at a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon on Feb. 3, 2023. Authorities in Taiwan reported that three suspected Chinese balloons flew over the island on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 3, 2024
Taiwan says three Chinese balloons flew across the island
The Taiwanese defense ministry said the balloons flew southwest of Ching Chuan Kang, the location of an important air force base.
Yuki Kondo-Shah beside the U.S. Embassy where she works in London on Dec. 22. As U.S.-China tensions rise, national security employees with ties to Asia say U.S. counterintelligence officers wrongly regard them as potential spies and unfairly ban them from jobs.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Asian American officials cite unfair treatment in China tensions
Federal employees say they are being blocked from jobs for security reasons because of their ties to Asia, even distant ones.
People's Liberation Army forces walk near the Sagaing Region in Myanmar on Nov. 23.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Myanmar's 'watermelons': Soldier on the outside, rebel inside
Opposition groups say it is difficult to determine how many members of the security forces supplied information to the resistance, but they play a crucial role.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on as a rocket carrying a spy satellite is launched in November.
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 31, 2023
North Korea plans new spy satellites in 2024 after earlier success
South Korea’s spy agency said it sees North Korea launching military and cyber provocations next year as Kim’s regime seeks to raise its profile.

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